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Charley's Thai Cuisine

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65-1150 Manalahoa Highway, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Drove the 20mins from Hapuna Beach - worth it. A few restaurants in the shopping complex. The appetizers were quite small - satay sticks and spring rolls. The mains were a good size. The Pad Thai, Penang chicken curry and chicken and cashews were very good. I'd come back again.

Thank svc99
Pinedale, Wyoming
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Thai! My family all went and many that had never had Thai it was a wonderful experience and the cashew chicken was sublime!

Thank Makayla W
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This doesn't get great reviews but we ate here twice and it was really OK. The green curry was a bit watery but the cashew nut stir fry was excellent. It's not the best Thai on the island (Ning's in Pahoa was streets ahead, for example) but if you fancy Thai in the north of the island, there's no reason... More 

Thank Lawrence S
London, United Kingdom
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a huge fan of Thai cooking, my opinion is that this is a good place, with tasty dishes, although not often done the traditional Thai way: - lovely summer rolls with sauce that instead of being mashed peanuts, was lemon/lime with crushed peanuts. I found it a lot nicer than the traditional one but worth mentioning. - squid salad... More 

Thank Granduelle
Point Reyes Station, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My girlfriend, Kathy, and I (married 40 yrs. and counting), have eaten at the Waimea Charley's (the one pictured is the one at the Queen's Shops at the Waikoloa Beach Resort, probably just as good) at least once a month for 10 years! It always takes us back to our visit to Bangkok. Excellent food, service, and the best Thai... More 

Thank JIM L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We were in Hawaii for 7 days and ate dinner here twice! This was the second best Thai restaurant I have ever patronized. Each night we had a different appetizer and entree and one seemed to be better than the other. The service and food were excellent. A must when we return.

Thank Rick P
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife has celiac disease and we are always looking for a restaurant where the food is good and we can trust that the food won't make her ill. We dropped in here the first night is our vacation and were pleased that the server was pleasant and knew her stuff. She knew that the soy sauce was gluten free.... More 

Thank Joe H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Popped in this restaurant for lunch. we were seated right away but it took almost 15 minutes till the server even came to take our drink order. The restaurant is very cold inside. We had a panang thai curry (chicken) and a curry fried rice. The panning curry that I had had a lot of fish sauce. My husband asked... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

What a treat! This food was wonderful The menu was varied and the prices were reasonable. We managed to find something for everyone! We had fried calamari, stir fried veggies with shrimp, teriyaki chicken, and a curry dish. Our drinks included sodas, a glass of wine, and pineapple juice. Quiet with great service and wonderful food. I highly recommend it!

Thank NatalieTanner
Tyler, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We had a delicious lunch just before they were closing before the dinner rush. The curry was very delicious. Everyone in my picky family enjoyed their meal. There were many menu options.

Thank lah123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1150 Manalahoa Highway, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 8855991

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?